This week marks the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The anniversary comes on the heels of the Chinese spy balloon debacle. Think these are unrelated issues? Not so – as General Jack Keane explains in this masterclass of logical statesmanship and responsible deterrence, victory in Ukraine is not only in America’s interest and in the interest of the security of Europe, it is also crucial to deterring China from acts of aggression. From China buying Russian oil, to now hinting at supplying them with lethal weapons, these two American adversaries are increasingly interconnected. President Biden made a commendable trip to Kyiv to commemorate the anniversary of the war, a significant demonstration of America’s continued support in the conflict. But hard power is also necessary to win in Ukraine, and yes, even retake territory formerly lost to Russian annexation. Jack Keane explains, in detail, what is required to make this possible.
General Jack Keane is a retired 4-star general, former Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army, the chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, and a Fox News Senior Strategic Analyst.